No your ATT phone doesnt have 5G yet

first_img $649 Now playing: Watch this: 5G smartphones are coming Best Buy See It Tags AT&T wants to get an early start on 5G, but maybe a little too early. Roberto Machado Noa 5G, the next generation of wireless technology, is going to be a big deal when it starts hitting phones next year. And phone carrier companies are getting excited about it — maybe too excited.AT&T has already reportedly rolled out “5G E” to some phones (including the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, LG V30 or LG V40). Select phones in specific regions will connect to this new network and show “5G E” in the top corner of the screen instead of the usual “LTE” indicator. Even more phones are expected to get 5G E later on.The only thing is that 5G E isn’t actually 5G. AT&T’s 5G Evolution technology is really just advanced 4G LTE with some confusing marketing language. It’s supposed to set the foundation, so AT&T can eventually roll out 5G, but it’s still 4G technology. Mentioned Above LG V30 (Cloud Silver) See It See It 2:25 $799 Preview • LG V30 launch date, specs and price: Everything we know 13 Photos Phones Commentscenter_img Share your voice $799 LG V30 9 Walmart Samsung, LG, Motorola: How soon can we expect 5G phones? Review • LG V30 review: Still a great phone and a lot cheaper than its followup See it An AT&T spokesperson reportedly told FierceWireless that the company will “roll this out on a handful of devices, with more devices showing the indicator in spring 2019.”It’s worth noting that AT&T’s actual 5G network is already live in a few cities, but you’ll need a 5G-compatible phone in order to use it (the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, LG V30, and LG V40 are not 5G-compatible). Manufacturers are expected to release these phones starting early 2019 and throughout 2020. But your current 4G phone won’t be magically switched to a 5G network, even if AT&T’s branding makes you think otherwise.AT&T didn’t respond to a request for comment. $339 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. First published Dec. 21, 10:54 a.m. PT.Update, Jan. 7 at 11:42 a.m. PT: Adds that the “5G E” indicator is reportedly rolling out now. AT&T Wireless 5G 4G LTE AT&T LGlast_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *